Stitch School

JABC Stitch School: How to Make a Button Buddy
July 18, 2019

JABC Stitch School: How to Make a Button Buddy

Rachel introduces you to and shows you how to make a Button Buddy, a petite pincushion with big personality!

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JABC Stitch School: Assembling a Slider Pincushion
March 29, 2019

JABC Stitch School: Assembling a Slider Pincushion

Hello button friends! We are so excited to bring you another episode in our Stitch School video series! Today we are showing you how to assemble our fun Slider Pincushions.

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JABC Stitch School: Button Appliqué
February 09, 2019

JABC Stitch School: Button Appliqué

JABC Stitch School is in session with this special Saturday edition! We wanted to share a closer look at one of our favorite techniques, Button Appliqué. Button Appliqué is a fun way to add color and texture to appliqué shapes with buttons. Check out the video below as Cecile shows you how to arrange your buttons and shares her favorite technique for holding them in place as she stitches!

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JABC Stitch School: Felty Swirl Mini-Pinnie
December 27, 2018

JABC Stitch School: Felty Swirl Mini-Pinnie

We love sharing our favorite techniques in our Stitch School tutorial series. The series features our best tricks-of-the-trade. Today’s tutorial is one of those favorites! Our Felty Swirl pincushion is so easy and quick to make…and it is so versatile!

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JABC Stitch School: 3D Fabric Applique
October 04, 2018

JABC Stitch School: 3D Fabric Applique

I love to think outside the box when I create!  When I saw the moth print fabric from the Twilight (by 1 Canoe 2) I just knew that I had to make a dimensional moth to put on my Button Lover’s Club projects. So I came up with a trick for turning print fabrics into dimensional embellishments.

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JABC Stitch School: Poke Corners
October 02, 2018

JABC Stitch School: Poke Corners

You’ve probably caught on by now that we love using quilt blocks for mini pillows. One thing we’ve noticed though is that some block designs don’t look quite the same when they’re “pancaked”  into a basic square pillow. Some blocks really call for being just that… a block!

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JABC Stitch School: Faux Sewn Buttons
August 15, 2018

JABC Stitch School: Faux Sewn Buttons

We’ve shared before just how much we love time saving tricks that make creating a little easier. One of our favorites for sewing on buttons doesn’t actually include sewing at all! We call it Faux Sewn buttons. It is probably hands-down one of the easiest ways to add stacked and layered buttons to your projects! 

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JABC Stitch School: Snug-A-Button
August 08, 2018

JABC Stitch School: Snug-A-Button

Have you ever sewn a pillow closed only to discover that you forgot to stitch a button on that you planned to? Or maybe you decide later that a button would be a perfect accent to an already finished pillow. If so, you are going to love this episode of JABC Stitch School!

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JABC Stitch School: Franken-Stitch Finish
August 01, 2018

JABC Stitch School: Franken-Stitch Finish

If you are following along with our Button Lover’s Club projects, you know that we are big fans of techniques that are time savers. One of our favorites is something we call the “Franken-Stitch Finish”. If you have ever struggled to sew a pillow closed after turning it, you will understand just why this technique is in our top 5 most used techniques!

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JABC Stitch School: Button Tufting
July 14, 2018

JABC Stitch School: Button Tufting

Welcome to a special Saturday edition of JABC: Stitch School! We love sharing techniques and projects with you! Because we have some techniques that we use again and again, we wanted to bring you a series of education tutorials and videos that teach you those basics.

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JABC Stitch School: The Split Stitch
July 12, 2018

JABC Stitch School: The Split Stitch

Last week we kicked off a new series called JABC Stitch School. We are so excited at the response you gave to the first lesson! We look forward to bringing you even more of our favorite stitches. We will be feature great basic stitches in this series. They are ones we use often on our JABC appliqué and pincushion projects and think you will love adding them to your “stitch toolbox”! This week we are featuring the Split Stitch.

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JABC Stitch School: The Blanket Stitch
July 05, 2018

JABC Stitch School: The Blanket Stitch

At JABC we love what we call “bite-sized” projects. Those are projects that you can make start to finish in little bites of time. Recently, I wanted to gift a trio of our Just Pins to a friend and wanted a creative way to present the pins. I was short on time so I grabbed one of our Seasonal Sliders mini pincushion patterns and stitched up a quick (and super cute) mini pincushion to present the gifted pins in.

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How to Copy a Pattern for Wool Appliqué
June 20, 2018

How to Copy a Pattern for Wool Appliqué

There are so many different ways and types of projects to use our handmade clay buttons and pins. One of our favorites is wool appliqué pincushions. If you are new to wool appliqué, you may not know where to start. We make that easy by offering several different project kits and printable patterns that include step-by-step instructions.  Over the next several weeks, we would like to share some of our favorite tips for wool appliqué. With these tips you will be stitching wool appliqué pincushions like a pro!

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6 Tips for Better Paper Piecing Results + Friendship Quilt Along: Block 2
June 01, 2018

6 Tips for Better Paper Piecing Results + Friendship Quilt Along: Block 2

Hello Quilters! It’s week 2 of the Friendship Quilt Along and I’m sharing my Trustworthy Block. If you missed week 1 or you aren’t familiar with the Friendship Quilt Along, check out my post from last week. If you’re all caught up, then keep reading!

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